Martha E. Southern, age 76, of Huntley, passed away at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL on March 8, 2016. She was born August 23, 1939 in Elkhorn, WI to the loving parents of William and Georgia Krueger.

Martha married the love of her life, William, on February 27, 1987. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family. In her free time, Martha enjoyed reading the newspaper and playing video poker. She loved to share the story of the time she got a royal flush while gambling in Las Vegas.

Martha was preceded in death by her brothers William and Donald Krueger.

Martha is survived by her loving husband, William; her children, Donna (Jamie) MacMillen of Utah and Bill Stowers of Georgia; brothers, and sister Diane; and granddaughter, Britni Eimers.

Services will be private and final interment will be at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project – donations can be made online: go to, choose “In Honor/Memory of”, and enter Martha Southern on the donation page.

Arrangements are entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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